A Major Victory for Injured Truck Drivers

Teamsters Local Union 31 recently won an important victory for injured workers, especially truck drivers.

All Systems Go for ELD Mandate: Teamsters Canada & Canadian Trucking Alliance applaud

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced today the body responsible for the third-party certification of electronic logging devices (ELD) under Transport Canada’s mandate has been accredited and is ready to begin testing ELDs to ensure their compliance with the regulation and technical standard.

Mental health: Making a difference

For years, Teamsters Canada has actively promoted education and awareness about mental health.

ELD Mandate Set in Stone: Minister Garneau, Teamsters Canada and Canadian Trucking Alliance

With less than a year to go for the implementation of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, federal Transportation Minister Marc Garneau is once again displaying leadership on road safety by reminding the trucking industry and the Canadian public that the much needed regulation is well on its way to being delivered.

Making it Mandatory

In September 2015, Teamsters Canada launched a national social media campaign called Make It Mandatory to convince Parliament to make mental health awareness and support mandatory in the workplace.

NB and PEI Armoured Car Guards End Strike, Win Big Safety Improvements

October 25, 2022 – Armoured car guards employed by Garda in New Brunswick and Price Edward Island have ended their strike. Their union, Teamsters Local Union 927, secured a new three-year agreement ensuring that armoured cars will be adequately crewed moving forward. Adjustments to the crewing model must now also be voted on by guards...

Teamsters oppose random testing in the trucking industry

Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio said he believes that truck drivers should be required to undergo random testing for cannabis. The Teamsters Union opposes this possible measure not only because it would violate workers’ right to privacy, but also, because a positive test result does not necessarily prove that the person is intoxicated.

Teamsters remember Lac-Mégantic

Seven years ago today, a terrible tragedy occurred in Lac-Mégantic. A train with 72 tank cars carrying 7.7 million litres of oil derailed and destroyed the downtown core of this small town in the Eastern Townships, killing 47 people.

Protecting our Health and Safety

Course Duration: 2 days This course is designed for members, shop stewards, and health and safety representatives working in federally regulated workplaces.

Violence and Harassment in the Workplace: Zero Tolerance

Course Duration: 1 or 2 days This course is designed for members, shop stewards and business agents. It can also be facilitated directly in the workplace.